Nursery Rhymes

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Rhyme


The beautiful words of Twinkle twinkle little star have been immortalised in the poem and music has been added thus increasing its popularity.

The simile ' like a diamond in the sky' teaches children how words can be used to paint a picture in the imagination.

The words create a comparison between the twinkling of the star to a sparkling diamond thus providing a perfect illustration of clever imagery and excellent use of the English language.

The joint authors of Twinkle twinkle little star were two sisters called Ann Taylor (1782-1866) and Jane Taylor (1783-1824).

The first publication date was 1806.


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star poem

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high , like a diamond in the sky
When the blazing sun is gone, when he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light, twinkle, twinkle all the night.
Then the traveller in the dark, thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go, if you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep, and often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye, 'till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are - twinkle, twinkle little star.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star poem

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